Saturday morning, I took Sasha out it was just before the sun came up so it is that grey early morning light. Our side gate was a little ajar so I walked down to shut the gate. I looked down to my chicken coop, and what do I see, not one skunk but two. Trying to get in the chicken coop. Thinking fast, I made Sasha go in the garage. I shut the door, when there on the porch by me is skunk number one. I just took off running in my nightgown full speed to my bedroom door. Where I met Ron, who was just coming out, who had this shocked look on his face as I jetted past, " Skunk on the porch, skunk on the porch!" He went calmly back inside and got the flashlight, while saying, " Where is Sasha? I was grabbing my shoes to wear with my nightgown because that is important. " I said, I put her in the garage.
Do you know those skunks can climb? Skunk number two climbed up the outside of the wire on my chicken coop and over the fence and got out that way. I didn't know they could do that. We opened the side gate when the sun was up and the skunk went out. Skunk number one was back the next night but I won't go into that.
Same day, I went in to start the dishwasher and I picked up my dishwasher soap box, and water was running out of it. Which is not good. I looked and our water purifier was spraying water and had for some time. We are getting down this routine. Ron turned the water off, and went to Lowe's to get new filters and fixed it but not without us spraying the kitchen down with water and ourselves first. The good thing is I have a clean kitchen floor, clean cabinets and it was a hot sweltering day so we dried fast and I am so glad it isn't winter.
Same day part two. We are sitting in the living room chatting with the kids because they are getting ready to attend a wedding out of town. When one of them says, " Is that water dripping out of the ceiling?" Yep. It was. Ron got the ladder and began the process of taking out the speaker in the ceiling to see where and what is leaking as the shower is above the living room. Which reminds me I need to call a plumber today. So no showers upstairs right now. Hopefully the guy who shows up won't have to chip out tile in the shower.
Among other things, a guy stopped by yesterday and bought the Volkswagen. He came by in the morning and Ron and he dickered about it and the guy left. Then he came back later in the afternoon with cash. So that car is gone so that is good.
I did manage to hook this tiny rug. One of my pet peeves are all of these partial pieces of rug backing I have after I do a big rug, so I drew out a flag design. Not to mention I didn't have any red, white or blue, the colors I wanted so I did that thing where you get hot water and a piece of colored wool and then put the colored wool in the pot with the light wool and I loved the colors I got. I call this little mat,
I am starting to hum,"Somewhere over the rainbow" because I think that is where normal is living in my life right now.
I hope your week is a great one. Thank you for stopping by today,
All That is Gold Does Not Glitter---JRR Tolkien
- All that is gold does not glitter,
- Not all those who wander are lost;
- The old that is strong does not wither,
- Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
- From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
- A light from the shadows shall spring;
- Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
- The crownless again shall be king.